Newport Beach, CA - - Yesterday’s ruling on race-based college admissions has become a major talking point in congressional campaigns across America. Not so in the 47th District of California, where the two major Democratic candidates have gone into hiding.
"It has been more than 24 hours since the Supreme Court's landmark ruling ending race-based admissions at colleges and universities, and we have heard crickets from my two Democratic opponents," said Scott Baugh (R-CA47). "Dave Min and Joanna Weiss regularly comment on Supreme Court rulings. Why the silence? Where do they stand? Our district is home to a major university and other colleges and voters here deserve to know where candidates stand on this important issue."
The 47th District is home to U.C. Irvine, Vanguard University, Concordia University, Irvine Valley College, Golden West College, Orange Coast College and several more institutions of higher learning.
Baugh is running in California's 47th Congressional District, home to the University of California, Irvine. He has long been active in supporting education and youth programs. Baugh founded the OC Marathon Foundation, a local charity that has helped teach 100,000 young people about exercise and nutrition. Scott has also served as Chairman of the Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership which works with law enforcement, teachers and parents throughout the county to keep kids out of gangs. He is a trustee at Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. Scott and his wife Wendy live in Huntington Beach. He has lived in the district for over 30 years.
Yesterday Scott Baugh released the following statement in response to the court ruling:
"The court's decisions bring our nation one step closer to achieving the dream of Rev. Martin Luther King that we will one day be a nation where people are judged on their character and not the color of their skin," said Baugh. "Asian-Americans, in particular, have proven to be victims of these unconstitutional race-based admissions and that will end as of today."